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HobbyKing Quadcopter Frame V1

HobbyKing Quadcopter Frame V1
HobbyKing Quadcopter Frame V1

Built from strong yet light weight Ply wood and glass fiber materials the HobbyKing Quadcopter frame provides the perfect test bed or starting point for any Quadcopter enthusiast. The HobbyKing Quadcopter frame comes with the main components pre-assembled right out of the box. The interlocking parts make assembling the entire frame easy. Light weight nylon nuts, bolts and spacers have been included to keep the flying weight down. The Camera tilt mechanism also includes a vibration dampening system to combat rolling shutter effects.

Height: 200mm
Witdh: 550mm
Weight: 195gram (No electonics)
Skid width: 256mm
Ply Wood: 3mm

Underside of main frame: 115mm
Underside of Camera support: 35mm


The frame is partially assembled and lightly glued. Be sure to use CA on all joins during assembly and before flying. Nylon screws may vary in color between black or white.

PRODUCT ID: Quadcopter

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Hit N Run  15 points - 3/16/2014
Are there any replacement parts available for this kit? I had accidentally dropped it on my garage floor and it cracked up the end of the arm where the motor would go, and i'm pretty sure it's structural integrity has been... well.. "compromised" at best. So yeah... do they have any replacement arms or other parts for that matter? I couldn't find any doing a search. :(
vibhor  5 points - 3/7/2014
I am using HobbyKing Quadcopter Frame V1, nanowii flight controller board, D2830-11 1000kv Brushless Motor, 10x4.7 props, TURNIGY Plush 18amp Speed Controller, A zippy flight max 5000mAh 20C 3S1P battery, Turnigy 9x Tx-Rx. Even at full throttle it doesn't take off at all. I am not able to figure the problem. Please Help..!!
 Nick 7 points
Thats interesting. Im running almost the same setup with the same motors, 1045 props, although those escs are a little small for your motor selection, if I remember correctly, they draw a max of 21a. But it should take off. Stupid question, is it possible you managed to reverse all the props?
e_lm_70  702 points - 2/25/2014
This has been my first quad. I start flying it with old KK1.0 board. It is still flying solid with KK2.0 and soon it will be on UAV with MultiWii boards I'm using cheap 5$ dinkies motor and it is rock solid. Also the bottom of the frame can be easily used for fix battery camera with a proper anti-vibration support (1$ vibration rubber ball from HobbyKing)
Nick  7 points - 2/25/2014
The landing gear on this frame is a joke. I would recommend s****ping it out of the box. Just had first flight. Went well, didn't crash:) but landing gear folded just landing. I am running at 962g which is a little heavy, but I am using a 3700mah battery. Flew well though, hover at 31%.
Isaac  79 points - 12/14/2013
What battery should I use for a 1300 kv motor and 15 amp esc's? I want it to be as small as possible, as I have a lot of smaller batteries.
 Evan 40 points
i think 2200mah is minimum size, 5 mins flight time
 Isaac 79 points
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Quadcopter V1 build
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7 thumbs up!
Received mine last week. after 2 hours assambly. it done.
you will need papersand to make it easily to assambly. specially for the arm.

now, waiting for the motor and esc is coming. I order
3 Prop 9050 (CW & CWW) and Prop 1060 (CCW & CW)
turnigy 2410 600kv

i hope it will work :):):)

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1 thumbs up!
toujours en backorder, j’espère que ma commande partira bientôt

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1 thumbs up!
Really good and well designed frame, bought 2 and spent ~2-3 hours to assemble frame. Very convinient construction, i embedded 20A ESC inside arms and used basement for power distribution system. Assembled copter looks very nice, i didnt fly yet - trying to configure ardupilot, telemetric etc electronics :) Also i liked plastic screws :) really.

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Great Frame, Fantastic Price - other Chinese suppliers is asking $ 80 for exactly the same. But landing gears are very poor. Mine broke on first landing and it was not very hard. I will make a set of new landing struts that are are mounted to the base of all four arms. Will attach a picture when it's done. Also camera mount should be further down so that you can put battery in between camera and underside of frame. Will modify this and file a picture accordingly

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Yes, this is a great frame to start experimenting quadcopters with. I've build mine with 100pcnt HobbyKing parts, except the control board (= FY90Q)

* 4x CF 28-22 brushless 1200kv
* 4x Turnigy Plush 18A
* 4x GWS HD8040 3-blade (cw & ccw)
* OrangeRx Spektrum DSM2 6ch satelite
* Zippy 3cell 2200mah 20C
* F022 heli landing skid (more solid)
* XT60, 16AWG wiring, black M3 Hex bolds & locknuts, etc
* Total weight : 850 gram

The pre-cut ply wood made the assembly go very quickly and needed just a little tweeking. The CF 28-22 motors are great (you need to dril new holes in the arm) and in comination with the GWS HD8040 3-blade it give loads of thrust. I choose the smaller 8040 3-blades because they rev-up more quickly during descent-breaking. Please, note to ballance them ..

Had 6 flights so far with /- 4 minutes and will try 4000mah later. 1 hard landing but the ply wood frame construction can handle it easily. Ordered another frame for spare. I thought to use this frame just once or twice to get a feeling about quodcopters before it crashes but it looks like I will fly this one longer and wait before I start building an DIY alloy frame. This ply wood frame is good for an incredible price !!

Will post a vid later :-)

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